Magnus Carlsen won Armageddon

Magnus Carlsen won Armageddon

You can follow the match between Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura in Norwegian Chess on Thursday from 16:30 on TV 2 Sport 2 or TV 2 Play.

The Norwegian began to collect points in the second round of Norwegian chess. After a rocky start to the tournament with a loss in the first round, Carlsen defeated Armageddon against Wesley So in a chaotic game.

For a long time it seemed that the auditor would lose in the face of Armageddon. However, Carlsen managed to turn the tide with a counterattack.

– This was a match in which Wesley had a huge advantage from the opening. Chess expert John Ludwig Hammer commented about Carlsen’s transformation that Magnus was able to turn it around and win the game is a miracle.

– But it is also thanks to Magnus that he achieved this, continued the great teacher.

The 32-year-old thus ended the second day of Norwegian chess with one and a half points out of six possible points. He is still far from first after losing on Tuesday to Fabiano Caruana.

Despite the tough tournament so far, Carlsen is quite satisfied with the win.

It wasn’t a good match, of course, but I’ll take it with me, for sure, summing up the 32-year-old for TV2.

Tarek: – I don’t know if I’ll be able to sleep tonight

Aryan Tari came close to defeating Noderbek Abdustarov in today’s match. In this case, it would be a great rebound for the lowest-ranked player on the field.

The Norwegian grandmaster has reached a complicated situation where he has had a significant advantage in terms of percentages for a long time. However, the party’s path forward was difficult to understand.

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– I honestly have no idea what’s going on, Tarry stuck in the confession box all the way.

After a losing move in a critical position, the Pedigree changed from a giant tare advantage to a defensive fight. Abdussarov seized the opportunity and led the party to victory.

Tare herself could not understand her censorship.

– I have no words. It’s the biggest mistake I’ve made in my entire career, and I’ve been playing chess for almost 20 years. The old master commented with tears, it would be hard to forget, and I don’t understand that it is possible.

– I don’t know if I’ll be able to sleep tonight after what happened now.

Under pressure from the main party

Carlsen went to a quiet opening in a meeting with the American challenger. The election led to a situation where the proportions were the same for a long time.

However, inaccuracies along the way cause Wesley to start pushing. Carlsen closed the position and defended himself well, but missed the party’s winning chances.

After 31 moves, the players agree to a draw. In Norwegian chess, the athletes play a final half point in Armageddon. Thus, the Norwegian got half an extra point.

With seven rounds to go, Carlsen still hoped for his fifth consecutive championship win. The next scoring opportunity will be against American Hikaru Nakamura on Thursday, with Carlsen playing with the black pieces.

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